£34.86 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 24 Aug 2014 Check-out 25 Aug 2014

Holiday Inn Express CARDIFF AIRPORT

3 stars
PORT ROAD,RHOOSE, BARRY, CARDIFF, CF62 3BT
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
5 reviews
Always good value

Arrived early hours and despite staff shortage and problem openings door due to key card mix-up all... See full review

  • Cassandra9
  • 23 Oct 2011
QuietComfortAndEconomy

This is a *most* excellent and economical place to stay outside Cardiff if you want clean quiet... See full review

  • ProfessorsH&M
  • 11 Apr 2010
Choose the modern Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport hotel for a peaceful base close to Cardiff Airport. Our complimentary hourly shuttle service makes catching flights at Cardiff Airport stress-free. The journey from Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport takes just 2 minutes so there's time to linger over your complimentary breakfast , served from 4am. Soundproofed windows in our 111 Guest rooms help you sleep soundly and offer airport or scenic Bristol Channel views. Book Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport's meeting room for events with up to 40 guests. You can check email via high-speed Internet throughout the hotel and catch up on work in the 24-hour Business Centre. Our handy location puts meetings at Aberthaw Power Station and the MoD St Athan within a 10-minute drive. Visit Cardiff's cosmopolitan city centre , 25 minutes' drive from the hotel, for high-street shopping and buzzing nightlife on St Mary Street. Stroll along the picturesque bay and catch concerts and sporting events at the Millennium Stadium . We are just 10 minutes drive to Barry Island Regeneration project The Quay Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport offers an evening menu of Bar meals like Burgers, pizza, pasta etc. Mingle over drinks until late and challenge your friends to a game of pool in our sociable ground-floor bar.

Amenities

  • Courtesy breakfast
  • Free parking
General
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Activities
Golf
Dining
Courtesy breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business centre
Maid service
Guest laundromat
In-Room Safe
Car rental desk
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
DVD player

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Hotel Map

51.3981 -3.3339
Nearby airports
Bristol International Airport, (BRS), 56.00, MI, E; Cardiff International Airport, (CWL), 0.30, MI, NW;
Area description
Airport, airport

Nearby points of interest

  • St Fagans National History Museum: 6.9 mi
  • Cardiff International Pool: 7.5 mi
  • Cardiff City Stadium: 7.6 mi
  • Cardiff victoria Park: 8 mi
  • Mermaid Quay: 8.3 mi
  • River Taff: 8.3 mi
  • Llandaff Cathedral: 8.6 mi
  • Millenium Stadium Cardiff: 8.6 mi
  • Cardiff Crown Court: 8.7 mi
  • Bute Park: 8.9 mi
  • Cardiff International Arena: 8.9 mi
  • Wales Millennium Centre: 9 mi
  • Motorpoint Arena Cardiff: 9.1 mi
  • Cardiff City Hall: 9.2 mi
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University: 9.4 mi
  • St Fagans National History Museum: 6.9 mi
  • Cardiff International Pool: 7.5 mi
  • Cardiff City Stadium: 7.6 mi
  • Cardiff victoria Park: 8 mi
  • Mermaid Quay: 8.3 mi
  • River Taff: 8.3 mi
  • Llandaff Cathedral: 8.6 mi
  • Millenium Stadium Cardiff: 8.6 mi
  • Cardiff Crown Court: 8.7 mi
  • Bute Park: 8.9 mi
  • Cardiff International Arena: 8.9 mi
  • Wales Millennium Centre: 9 mi
  • Motorpoint Arena Cardiff: 9.1 mi
  • Cardiff City Hall: 9.2 mi
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University: 9.4 mi
  • The Gate Arts Centre: 9.5 mi
  • Roath Park: 10.2 mi
  • Castell Coch: 10.5 mi
  • Parc Play: 14.3 mi
  • Rhondda Heritage Park: 14.9 mi

Dining

The Great Room
Breakfast served from 04:00am daily till 09:30am on weekdays and 10:30am. We offer a continental option with additional hot items such as eggs beans and sausages from 6am. Evening meals are served from 5.30pm daily. 24 hour vending available at the lobby
The Great Room
Fully licensed bar ideal to unwind with friends and watch sporting events on our plasma screen TV's. We also have a heated covered patio off the great room and restaurant. Other features include pool and air hockey tables, WII and Playstation 3 games cons

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by ebookers

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Guest Reviews (5)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express CARDIFF AIRPORT

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 5
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.6

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express CARDIFF AIRPORT

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Maestro Tim J
Dublin, Ohio, USA
18 Sep 2012

Great location, mixed bag of service

Although it is not a convenient and easy drive to Cardiff, the proximity---easily walkable---to the airport is great. I had mixed experiences with the staff, mainly efficient, but not exactly Disney-level friendly. One woman at the front desk was positively schoolmarmish. Clean, new, worth the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

about 20 miles northwest find the little town of Ogmore-by-the-Sea. Beautiful scenery.

Review of Holiday Inn Express CARDIFF AIRPORT

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cassandra9
Pembrokeshire
23 Oct 2011

Always good value

Arrived early hours and despite staff shortage and problem openings door due to key card mix-up all was resolved satisfactory. Mature gent on desk excellent. Must commend him on very good service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Free Phone in arrivals at Cardiff airport for free shuttle to hotel.

Review of Holiday Inn Express CARDIFF AIRPORT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ProfessorsH&M
Central Florida
11 Apr 2010

QuietComfortAndEconomy

This is a *most* excellent and economical place to stay outside Cardiff if you want clean quiet comfort. The staff is very friendly and helpful, they have a snooker table and a bar, the rooms are quiet and very nice, the TV service in the room is great, the room fittings are high Modernist (sleek continental European type stuff), the double bed is great, and the free included breakfasts in this hotel are excellent. You can eat a lot for breakfast, skip lunch, and eat your dinner in Cardiff central (or back at the hotel--although we didn't try that). This hotel is in a beautiful rolling hills country and waterway view location. It seems to serve UK locals passing through the area on car trips and also serves overnight tripping businessmen flying in from various UK locations and from Holland. By staying here, you get to see what the true countryside and suburban life is like--to me, this is much better than being stuck in the Cardiff central city location which is, like any city, aimed at tourists who'll pay twice the price for each night. Still, access to Cardiff central for your tourism and business interests is quite easy--a free bus at ten minutes til each hour drives you from the hotel to the little Rhoose/Cardiff Airport train stop. Once on the little diesel train, you simply buy a low cost out and return ticket. In 20 minutes coastal ride, you arrive in Cardiff central train station and then can easily walk the whole city center from there. After spending all day in the city, you return via Platform 7 at the Cardiff central train station using the return ticket you bought prior--this 20 minute ride gets you back to the little Rhoose/Cardiff Airport train stop where the courtesy bus back to the hotel will be waiting for you. Easy to work out--no expensive car rentals and cab rides! Upon leaving entirely, this hotel is most convenient because it is *at* the airport--you get your free breakfast and then a courtesy shuttle takes you to your flight. Just talk the the hotel manager the night before about your morning flight and they'll set you up for a shuttle to make your flight. Our flight was early--610 am--and yet the breakfast service starts at 400 am so we had no trouble at all. I was in Cardiff on business for a few days with one colleague and this hotel was perfect to deal with that work, to see some of the pretty countryside and suburbs, and to access all the Cardiff city tourist sites. I highly recommend this hotel if you like quiet comfort and economy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Express CARDIFF AIRPORT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ProfessorsH&M
Central Florida
11 Apr 2010

QuietComfortAndEconomy

This is a *most* excellent and economical place to stay outside Cardiff if you want clean quiet comfort. The staff is very friendly and helpful, they have a snooker table and a bar, the rooms are quiet and very nice, the TV service in the room is great, the room fittings are high Modernist (sleek continental European type stuff), the double bed is great, and the free included breakfasts in this hotel are excellent. You can eat a lot for breakfast, skip lunch, and eat your dinner in Cardiff central (or back at the hotel--although we didn't try that). This hotel is in a beautiful rolling hills country and waterway view location. It seems to serve UK locals passing through the area on car trips and also serves overnight tripping businessmen flying in from various UK locations and from Holland. By staying here, you get to see what the true countryside and suburban life is like--to me, this is much better than being stuck in the Cardiff central city location which is, like any city, aimed at tourists who'll pay twice the price for each night. Still, access to Cardiff central for your tourism and business interests is quite easy--a free bus at ten minutes til each hour drives you from the hotel to the little Rhoose/Cardiff Airport train stop. Once on the little diesel train, you simply buy a low cost out and return ticket. In 20 minutes coastal ride, you arrive in Cardiff central train station and then can easily walk the whole city center from there. After spending all day in the city, you return via Platform 7 at the Cardiff central train station using the return ticket you bought prior--this 20 minute ride gets you back to the little Rhoose/Cardiff Airport train stop where the courtesy bus back to the hotel will be waiting for you. Easy to work out--no expensive car rentals and cab rides! Upon leaving entirely, this hotel is most convenient because it is *at* the airport--you get your free breakfast and then a courtesy shuttle takes you to your flight. Just talk the the hotel manager the night before about your morning flight and they'll set you up for a shuttle to make your flight. Our flight was early--610 am--and yet the breakfast service starts at 400 am so we had no trouble at all. I was in Cardiff on business for a few days with one colleague and this hotel was perfect to deal with that work, to see some of the pretty countryside and suburbs, and to access all the Cardiff city tourist sites. I highly recommend this hotel if you like quiet comfort and economy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Express CARDIFF AIRPORT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Globe-hopping Teacher
Business
Atlanta, GA
31 Jan 2010

Great value for the price!

My room was on the small side (by American standards), but certainly adequate, updated, and perfectly clean. The flat-screen TV was nice as well, as was the very hot shower. The best feature, however, was the location. You could literally walk from the terminal to the hotel, but since there's a shuttle service, you don't even have to do that. It's ideal if you have a very early morning flight out of Cardiff...I did, and it was nice not to have to worry about getting to the airport on time. Despite it's proximity to the airport, though, I never once heard a plane overhead. Oh, and there's also an hourly shuttle service to the train station, as well as a shuttle back...both free. The train, of course, isn't free...but at three pounds each way, it's not bad, either, and only about a 20 minute ride (might get expensive if you're going to be in Cardiff a long while, though). For a long stay, it'd be better to use this location as a base and rent a car, or stay downtown. So, while not a luxury hotel in the city centre, it's a great value for the price; in fact, I couldn't have stayed as economically in the U.S. Well recommended!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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